pioneer, a superspecialist in shoulder and knee surgery, the founder
member of The Shoulder Society of India, an orthopaedic surgeon
trusted by celebrities. Dr. Desai is the surgeon who operated on King Khan & whom Hrithik Roshan consulted during
the making of Fiza, Dr Sanjay Desai is all this and more. Practicing
in the highly specialized field of shoulder and knee surgery since
the last 10 years, to him goes the credit of bringing world-class
arthroscopic shoulder surgery to India. Shoulder surgery is a relatively
young specialty. Patients, including our sportsmen and cricketers
have had to travel abroad to undergo advanced shoulder surgery.
Thanks to his expertise, this revolutionary surgical treatment is
now affordable and available at our doorsteps.
Dr. Desai has had a brilliant academic record studded with Gold
medals throughout his orthopaedic career, including one at the University
of Liverpool, while in the United Kingdom. He is still active academically,
presenting his work at International Conferences, such as the World
Shoulder Congress at Cape Town, South Africa in April 2001. The
"Young achievers Award - 2002" conferred by the Indo-American society
is a formal recognition of his contribution. Dr.Desai has now been
invited as a faculty to Barcelona, Spain, Oct 2005.
Dr.Desai graduated from T.N.Medical College & B. Y. L. Nair Hospital,
Mumbai. After completing Masters in Orthopaedic surgery in 1990,
he was a lecturer at Dr.R.N.Cooper / K.E.M. hospital until 1991.
Sanjay Desai honed his skills in knee and shoulder arthroscopic
surgery at Cambridge, working with big names in these fields. He
trained in Total Joint Replacement at Wrightington Hospital, a centre
that pioneered this procedure in the early 70s and therefore is
considered the birthplace of joint replacement surgery. In order
to widen his exposure in the chosen field, Dr. Desai spent time
with some of the principal shoulder and knee surgeons in the UK,
as well as some of the best-known in Germany and France.
Dr. Desai has several medals in his career.
Gold Medal at the Diploma in Orthopaedics, Second in MS (Ortho),
University of Bombay, Khazanifar medal in MCh (Orth), University
Young Achievers Award-2002 by the Indo-American Society.
Dr. Desai is credited
with putting world class shoulder and knee surgery on the map
He is one of the
leading orthopaedic surgeons in Mumbai with probably the largest
experience in shoulder surgery.
He has conducted
several workshops and live demonstration surgeries across the
as a faculty to deliver guest lectures in India and abroad is
a true recognition of his contribution to orthopaedics.
Backed by the valuable experience gained from training abroad, Dr.
Desai returned to India in 1994 and established a superspeciality
practice restricted to shoulder and knee problems. Since then he
has not looked back, successfully performing arthroscopic surgeries
and joint replacements of shoulders and knees at several hospitals
in Mumbai. Over a short period of time he has built an enviable
clientele that includes political bigwigs, industrialists, amateur
and professional sportsmen and well-known personalities from the
Sanjay Desai is currently a consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon to:
Breach Candy Hospital (Tel: 23671888, 23672888)
2. Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre (Tel:
3. Bhatia Hospital (Tel: 66660000)
4. Lilavati Hospital (Tel: 26751000)
5. BSES MG Hospital
(Andheri) (Tel: 56970707, 56973994)